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Breaking News: Health Advisory for Contra Costa County

Last updated: November 10, 2018, 12:38 pm

The Bay Area Air Quality Management District reports that parts of our county have unhealthy air due to smoke. Please follow the following tips to protect yourself and your loved ones. Everyone, especially children, should reduce outdoor activity. Active children and adults, and people with respiratory disease such as asthma, should avoid prolonged outdoor activity. Masks are not a substitute for staying indoors. Masks such as the N-95 are not effective for untrained users and may be dangerous for people with lung or heart conditions. N-95 masks may be helpful for people who must work outdoors if properly fitted. Employees should work with their employers for direction on when/how to use N-95 masks. Seek medical attention if you experience symptoms like repeated coughing, difficulty breathing, wheezing, chest tightness, palpitations, nausea, fatigue or lightheadedness. Visit for smoke tips and for air quality in your area

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Our work could not happen without the generous donations of community members. Every donation helps to further increase the quality and level of services we provide.

Housing Security Fund

As a senior on a fixed income, James couldn't pay all his bills after a steep rent increase, and he eventually lost his housing. After months of hard work, he has new affordable housing lined up but those unpaid bills now stand in the way of James getting out of a shelter and into a home where his grandchildren can visit.
Your donation to the Contra Costa Housing Security Fund can help end homelessness for James and others like him.
This community fund covers costs that can prevent many people, including seniors, veterans and families, get back into housing, and protects property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity.

You can make tax deductible monetary donations to the Contra Costa Housing Security Fund to help cover costs that can prevent many people, including seniors, veterans and families from getting back into housing and protects participating property owners who offer these screened renters an opportunity.
Donate to the Housing Security Fund »

Item Donations

Commonly needed items for shelters and/or CORE outreach teams include:

  • Adult size bikes with security chain/lock
  • Blankets
  • Cases of water
  • Clothing for both male and female adults for warm and cold weather (interview clothing, pajamas, new undergarments, socks, etc.).
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Gently used shoes
  • Gift Cards $5-$10 to local shopping centers (i.e. Walmart, target).
  • Non-perishable foods
  • School supplies
  • Sleeping bags
  • Socks/underwear
  • Sun block
  • Toilet paper/baby wipes/hand wipes
  • Travel size toiletries (hair products, brushes, combs, toothpaste/brushes, lotion, etc.)
  • Umbrellas and raincoats
  • Used backpacks/duffle bags

Please call 925-608-6700 or to arrange for drop off or if you may have any questions or comments. We are able to provide a Donation Receipt Form for tax purposes.